- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2016
We are getting married on July 9, 2016. We are planning a church ceremony in a historic chapel and a mixed indoor/outdoor reception at a nearby historic home. We’re both major history buffs, and since we’re marrying in our home county, both venues will be familiar landmarks we’ve grown up with.
Ideal Ceremony Venue:
Reception Venue Options:
We’ve picked a color palette of lavender/lilac and green tones like sage and mint, with creamy accents.
We are tossing around the idea of a late morning ceremony (possibly 10) and a lovely vegetarian brunch reception with continental options for our “cocktail hour,” like bagels, pastries, juices, and fruit and cheese, and different stations for our meal, like a pancake station and omelette stations, as well as a breakfast buffet with biscuits/different jam options, grits, fried apples, hashbrown casserole, quiche, and really good, gourmet-chef-created meat alternatives. For dessert, we want our wedding cake plus a pie bar! I think we could ask our grandmothers and aunts to all bring a pie to the reception. That would really give the meal a special touch, to know that our relatives were involved in making the pies. We might cut out cake altogether, since I don’t really like cake, but my fiance likes it and I know our guests will.
At both of our venues, I think we have to do all of the dancing outdoors. My fear about this is that it’s going to be BLAZING in mid-July, which is why we’re trying to do all of this early. Thankfully, neither side of our family is too into dancing, but we want to do the traditional dances. We are also going to have yard games for the kids and kids-at-heart!
I have not really thought much about my dress yet, but I really like lace. I want all the guys in gray!
I have lots of other little details in mind, but what do you all think of this overall vision? Will it be enjoyable for our guests? Is it quaint and quirky without being stupid? I am very into the whole rustic wedding thing, but I don’t want to go overboard with it.
Thanks for reading, bees!